Though Chris Pontius sold his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad a full year ago, upgrading to a family-friendly estate in the San Fernando Valley, it’s only now become clear that the buyer was another celebrity: prolific actress Caity Lotz. Records reveal that the “Legends of Tomorrow” star paid just under $1.3 million, about $15,000 over the asking price and more than double what the “Jackass” crew member doled out for the place way back in 2002. Over 2020’s quarantine season, Lotz leased the house out to a young couple from New York.
Pontius, who will appear in Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week 2021” July 11 alongside Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and other fellow “Jackass” daredevils, also is busy filming “Jackass 4,” which is supposedly the final movie based on the MTV stunt-prank reality series, set for release in October. Lotz, meanwhile, can be seen playing Sara Lance/White Canary on the sixth season of CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” In addition to the CW’s Arrowverse TV series — where she’s also appeared in “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Batwoman” — Lotz has had roles in “Mad Men,” “Death Valley” and “The Pact.”
As for Lotz’s new residence, a boxy affair supported by stilts, the midcentury modern rests on a petite, tree-laced parcel of land in lower Nichols Canyon, just minutes from the Sunset Strip, and features a compact 1,153 square feet of open, light-filled living space holding two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Among the highlights: a living area with a lofty ceiling, which sports a vintage copper fireplace and walls of glass leading to a tile-clad balcony.
A spacious bonus room off of the living area could double as a den or second bedroom, while the master suite has ample closet space and a recently renovated bathroom. There’s also an updated kitchen, complete with wooden countertops, a farmhouse sink, marble eat-in peninsula island and breakfast nook boasting a jade-colored built-in banquette topped by an array of light fixtures, along with an office/den with shelves.
Crafted by WildFlora Design Studio, the landscaped grounds include a covered deck overlooking a running stream, gardens and a custom fire pit in a sandy area flanked by redwood seating — all offering canyon views. A hidden walkway gives rise to an additional trellised deck, a single carport and new driveway for more parking, and an added gate for privacy.